We are an international employment practice advising on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious issues across Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

We advise on cross–border and domestic “bet the company” employment matters, disputes and transactions. Our lawyers provide domestic and cross-border advice on a wide range of employment issues including Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation, terms of employment, executive remuneration and Board reorganisations, complex corporate transactions, and collective matters involving trade unions and works councils.

“The HSF employment lawyers are like an extended part of our team. Clients can call them, quickly update them on an issue and instantly they are working on it with us. They don’t feel like external advisors – except in the quality of their advice and deep expertise – but we feel like they are in it with us. This frictionless advice and support in assessing risk and decision-making, as well as accessing additional capability is priceless. The advice I can probably find in other places, the teamwork and absence of friction – that’s why I choose… the HSF employment law team.”’ Client Feedback, Legal 500, 2020

“You can pick up the phone and really just go through the challenges and issues you have, come up with a plan and you are not sitting there constantly worrying about the bill that is coming.” Client Feedback, Chambers and Partners, 2019


Global

Alison Brown

Alison Brown
Executive Partner (West), Pensions, London
+44 20 7466 2427


Regional Heads

Miles Bastick

Miles Bastick
Regional Head of Practice EPI (APAC), Employment, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5722

Emma Rohsler

Emma Rohsler
Regional Head of Practice EPI (EMEA), Employment, Paris
+33 1 53 57 72 35

Samantha Brown

Samantha Brown
Regional Head of Practice EPI (UK), Pensions, London
+44 20 7466 2249


EMEA

UK

To keep up to date with key UK pension developments, see our pensions blog.

Andrew Taggart

Andrew Taggart
Partner, Head of UK Employment, London
+44 20 7466 2434

Tim Leaver

Tim Leaver
Partner, Employment, London
+44 20 7466 2305

Christine Young

Christine Young
Partner, Employment, London
+44 20 7466 2845

Peter Frost

Peter Frost
Consultant, Employment, London
+44 20 7466 2325

Alison Brown

Alison Brown
Executive Partner (West), Pensions, London
+44 20 7466 2427

Samantha Brown

Samantha Brown
Regional Head of Practice EPI (UK), Pensions, London
+44 20 7466 2249

Rachel Pinto

Rachel Pinto
Partner, Pensions, London
+44 20 7466 2638

Paul Ellerman

Paul Ellerman
Partner, Remuneration and Incentives, London
+44 20 7466 2728

Mark Ife

Mark Ife
Partner, Remuneration and Incentives, London
+44 20 7466 2133


France
Emma Rohsler

Emma Rohsler
Partner, Regional Head of Practice EPI (EMEA), Employment, Paris
+33 1 53 57 72 35

Sophie Brezin

Sophie Brezin
Partner, Employment, Paris
+33 1 53 57 70 89


Germany
Moritz Kunz

Moritz Kunz
Partner, Employment, Frankfurt
+49 69 2222 82501


Spain
Gustavo Arroyo

Gustavo Arroyo
Senior Associate, Employment, Madrid
+34 91 423 4218

Maria Cristos

Maria Cristos
Associate, Employment, Madrid
+34 91 423 4183


Dubai
Benjamin Hopps

Benjamin Hopps
Of Counsel, Head of Employment Middle East, Dubai
+971 4 428 6369

Stuart Paterson

Stuart Paterson
Partner, Dispute Resolution, Dubai
+971 4 428 6308


Asia

Singapore
Fatim Jumabhoy

Fatim Jumabhoy
Partner, Employment, Singapore
+65 686 89822

Rebecca Lim

Rebecca Lim
Associate, Employment, Singapore
+65 686 88063


Bangkok
Chinnawat Thongpakdee

Chinnawat Thongpakdee
Managing Partner, Disputes, Bangkok
+66 2 657 3829


Shanghai
Nanda Lau

Nanda Lau
Partner, Corporate, Shanghai
+86 21 23222117


Kewei
Gillian Miao

Gillian Miao
Counsel, Employment, Kewei
+86 21 23222325


Hong Kong
Gareth Thomas

Gareth Thomas
Partner, Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong
+852 2101 4025

Tess Lumsdaine

Tess Lumsdaine
Senior Associate, Employment, Hong Kong
+852 2101 4122


Beijing
Karen Ip

Karen Ip
Partner, Corporate, Beijing
+86 10 65355135


Jakarta
Narendra Adiyasa

Narendra Adiyasa
Partner, Dispute Resolution, Jakarta
+62 21 3973 6108


Seoul
Mike McClure

Mike McClure
Head of Dispute Resolution, Seoul
+82 2 6321 5701


Tokyo
David Gilmore

David Gilmore
Managing Partner, Dispute Resolution, Tokyo
+81 3 5412 5415


Kuala Lumpur
Peter Godwin

Peter Godwin
Partner, Dispute Resolution, Kuala Lumpur
+60 3 2777 5104


Australia

Sydney
Miles Bastick

Miles Bastick
Regional Head of Practice EPI (APAC), Employment, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5722

Michael Gonski

Michael Gonski
Partner, Employment, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5083

Drew Pearson

Drew Pearson
Partner, Employment, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5492

Shivchand Jhinku

Shivchand Jhinku
Partner, Employment, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5228

Michael Vrisakis

Michael Vrisakis
Partner, Superannuation, Sydney
+61 2 9322 4411

Quentin Digby

Quentin Digby
Partner, Board and Executive Solutions, Sydney
+61 2 9322 4470

Carolyn Pugsley

Carolyn Pugsley
Partner, Board and Executive Solutions, Sydney
+61 3 9288 1058


Melbourne
Nicholas Ogilvie

Nicholas Ogilvie
Partner, Employment, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1380

Anthony Wood

Anthony Wood
Partner, Employment, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1544

Rohan Doyle

Rohan Doyle
Partner, Employment, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1099

Natalie Gaspar

Natalie Gaspar
Partner, Employment, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1091

Priscilla Bryans

Priscilla Bryans
Partner, Board and Executive Solutions, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1779

Steve Bell

Steve Bell
Partner, Safety, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1236


Brisbane
Michael Coonan

Michael Coonan
Partner, Employment, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6645

Kirsty Faichen

Kirsty Faichen
Partner, Employment, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6492

Aaron Anderson

Aaron Anderson
Partner, Safety, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6528


Perth
Anthony Longland

Anthony Longland
Partner, Employment, Perth
+61 8 9211 7273

Anna Creegan

Anna Creegan
Partner, Employment, Perth
+61 8 9211 7135

Russell Allen

Russell Allen
Consultant, Employment, Perth
+61 8 9211 7838


The Americas

New York
Barbara Roth

Barbara Roth
Partner, Employment, New York
+1 917 542 7858

Scott Balber

Scott Balber
Partner, Dispute Resolution, New York
+1 917 542 7810